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Upside Down (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 1 May 2013 (France)
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Adam and Eden fell in love as teens despite the fact that they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions. Ten years after a forced separation, Adam sets out on a dangerous quest to reconnect with his love.

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Nicholas Rose ...
Pablo
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Vlasta Vrana ...
Mr. Hunt
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Holly Uloth ...
Paula (as Holly O'Brien)
Elliott Larson ...
Maurane Arcand ...
Janine Theriault ...
Miss Maguire
Vincent Messina ...
Tommy
Cole K. Mickenzie ...
Pato
Paul Ahmarani ...
Mr. Tenet
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Adam is a seemingly ordinary guy in a very extraordinary universe. He lives humbly trying to make ends meet, but his romantic spirit holds on to the memory of a girl he loved once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent world with its own gravity, directly above but beyond reach... a girl named Eden. Their childhood flirtation becomes an impossible love. But when he catches a glimpse of grownup Eden on television, nothing will get in the way of getting her back... Not even the law or science! Written by Onyx Films

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Look up, Look Down, Look for love See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »

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1 May 2013 (France)  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$28,722 (USA) (15 March 2013)

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$102,118 (USA) (5 April 2013)
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The scene where Adam first puts on the weights and flips upside down is actually shot in a room that is suspended in a big giant wheel. The room itself, and everything inside it, moves 360 degrees. The camera moves with the room, so you can't tell if the room is moving, but you can see him flipping upside down. See more »

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When Adam and Eden try to escape from the police for the second time, near the end of the movie, Adam is holding Eden on his shoulders jumping through the big blocks of stone. When a man fires and hits the wire that holds the stone where they're standing, they fall down and Eden grabs the chain with one hand, and Alan with the other one. Then she is forced to let Adam fall down, but doing it, the gravity of her planet should attract her and cause her to fall in the opposite direction of Adam. You can obviously notice that this doesn't happen: Adam falls and Eden is still holding herself to the chain to avoid falling down in the same direction of Adam. See more »

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[first lines]
Adam: The universe, so full of wonders. I could spend hours and hours looking up at the sky. So many stars, so many mysteries. And there's one very special star that makes me think of one very special person. Now let me tell you my story.
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The title appears in its stylized state at the beginning: "UPSIDE NWOD" See more »

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References L'homme sans tête (2003) See more »

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Bíum Bíum Bambaló
Written by Kjartan Sveinsson /Jon Thor Birgisson / Georg Holm / Orri P. Dyrason / Jónas Árnason
Performed by Sigur Rós
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Gorgeous Visuals, Awfully Told Story
24 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie looked so promising based on it's trailer. Not to mention the visuals were absolutely gorgeous. It had this fantasy quality about it without looking fake; even though you absolutely know its green screen. Also, the plot premise was such an interesting idea; star-crossed lovers separated by the science of their universe. I was excited to watch it because I thought It'd have an "inception-like" quality. HOWEVER, I was horribly wrong.

The character development was just sort of...there. And no real relationship ever seemed to develop between the characters. It went from WE LOVE EACH OTHER to I DON'T KNOW YOU to WE LOVE EACH OTHER again without anything real happening. The romance has a bad back story and the sudden realizations were too flimsy. Adam was adorable in his endless attempts at trying to get to Eden. But thats all. They were so flat in the end and nothing interesting happened. Not to mention, the excitement factor was a bust and it was clichéd and awfully expressed in the end. It felt like I was watching a poem told with gorgeous figurative language, but lacking any substance, heart, or care. The movie needed a better plot, it needed more events, it needed more character development, and it needed a lot of polishing up. Since it's main point of drama was in the romance and even THAT was awfully put together, all in all, it was flop.

However, it was an okay watch and again, the visuals of such a disorientating world totally threw me off whack. For the next ten minutes after the movie, I felt like things should be floating upward and I should be upside down...it was weird but showed that I actually did get immersed into the world.

My recommendation? GET A BETTER WRITER


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